Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Playing Catch Up...

Hello loves!

So it's been a month since I've last posted and I feel absolutely wretched about it.

Since my last post, I've turned eighteen (yes like legal adult eighteen), started my last semester of secondary school at an all new school, and started a new job with a steep learning curve.  All of this amounts to a very tired Nailah who, because she knows how she thinks, has been prioritizing and organizing like a crazy person (and referring to herself in the third person apparently).

Thankfully, I've settled into a routine and I feel comfortable enough to start posting again!  Surprisingly, since my last post my Bloglovin' following has more than doubled so I want to thank everyone who started following me despite my lack of posts, and I'd like to also thank everyone who's stuck with me from the beginning!  It really does mean a lot to me.

Since my birthday, my mum's been training me to be a [barely functional] adult. I'm hoping to do a series following all the things that anyone turning eighteen should consider doing before they turn nineteen, as there is a crap load of things that I'd not even thought of before my mum told me about. If it gets a good response, I'd quite like to do a Q&A post starring Mum about the financial, educational, political and social responsibilities that new adults should know about.

I'm also stressing hardcore about my post-secondary education as applications are coming up soon.

But, on the bright side, I've now got more disposable income, so I can also do more reviews and tutorials. If you've got any ideas, please let me know!

Have a great day and I'll see you soon!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Update {August 14}

Hey there lovelies! 

I know that I've not posted since Sunday, and I just wanted to let you guys know that I probably won't get anything up until this Saturday!  It's been quite a busy week; my eighteenth birthday was on the twelfth (Tuesday) and we're doing some minor renovations to my room so it's a little hectic.  But never fear!  I'll be back soon enough!

Have a gorgeous day,

Nailah xx

Sunday, 10 August 2014

My First Product Review! {Revlon Cream Blush in Coral Reef}


Now if there is any make-up look that I love enough to wear several days a week for the whole year round, it's a clean, fresh, natural face with a pretty blush. And to be perfectly honest, the only thing I really ever change in this look is the shade of blush, if I can be bothered to put on eyeliner and what I use to set my face.


As I don't contour or bronze, blush really is the only way to add colour to the otherwise flat canvas that is my face. As someone with a darker skin tone, I find it very difficult to find blushes that are high pigmented enough to show up on my skin without washing me out, especially on my student budget. Now, because I only purchase blushes with extreme colour payoff, they tend to last forever, even when I'm wearing them on the daily for months on end and I'm far too sensible to stock up on things that I'm not going to hit pan on before I move out.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Hautelink Monthly Faves {July Edition}

Hello there beauties!

If you know me in the slightest, you will know that I love [x3] spending time on the Internet, collecting new info and reading infinite articles about things that interest me. For this reason I've decided to write two separate monthly favourites posts for July – one for Hautelinks and one for everything else.  Read on for my favourite links of the last month!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Wishlist Wednesday {July 30}

Hello darlings!

First things first, I'm super sorry about the complete lack of posts this past week.  If you follow me on Twitter, you probably know that I was enrolled in summer school for English.  Because I'm applying for post-secondary this year, it's incredibly important for me to do well academically.  However, I have a handful of learning disabilities that makes doing homework and certain projects extremely difficult.  Now I've finished the course and am essentially just chilling until Septmember (yayyy!).

Now onto the featured content!

The transition from the last week of July into the first week of August is always one of excitement for me.  Between the back to school adverts, the approach of my birthday, and the introduction of the autumn lines in the shops, this time of year is always full of anticipation and excitement!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Hautelinks {July 20}

Welcome to Sunday, the least productive day of the week (for me anyways…), here at my blog! Over the past week and a bit, I've really noticed that I've been hoarding a ton of really interesting links in my bookmarks bar. Here is [a heavily edited down version of] my very first Hautelinks posting!


Pictures from buzzfeed, anightowlblog + xovain.  Edit by me.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Wishlist Wednesday {July 16th}


If you're like me regarding your beauty habits, you probably have a massive list of bookmarked beauty products that you will most likely never purchase.  And you’ll probably fall in love with far too many things that are far out of your budget.  Fortunately for me, my eighteenth birthday is coming up in less than a month so my wishes might actually be granted!  Fingers crossed!

The Procrastinating Beauty Blogger Tag

Hey guys!
I'm not going to lie...I have so much homework to do right now that I really don't want to do, so I figured that I'd do this instead!  Enjoy!

#TakeMeBackTuesday - Chicago with my Show Choir

Monday, 14 July 2014

#ManiMonday {Lively Lilac}

During the school year I tend to not wear nail polish as much because I'm usually to busy/tired to spend time on extras.  But the summer is a whole different thing!  My mum is a massive nail polish fiend and she either does them or gets them on a weekly basis, meaning that there are at least two or three new bottles in delightfully season appropriate and daring colours arriving every month!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

First Tech Addict Tuesday!

Hello and welcome to Tech Addict Tuesday (yes I know it's Wednesday but I was really ill yesterday)!  Here I'll be posting my favourite links and posts from the past week, every Tuesday.
Source: Two Dots

App(s) of the Week: Two Dots & Make It Rain: The Love of Money - both games are insanely addictive in their simplicity but great ways to pass the time.
Pin of the Week: Two Braids - a beautiful updo for humid summer days

Video of the Week:  Jeff Musial Brings an Albino Alligator Family onto Jimmy Fallon - Whether you're familiar with Jeff Musial (aka Jeff the Animal Guy) and his enthusiastic animal antics or not, you should definitely check this out.  

Recipe Post of the Week: 31 Delicious Summer Berry Desserts - Now that berries are at their prime, here are some berry, berry delicious recipes to try out!

And to all you Redditer's out there, if you've not already seen, Caroline's made a post about her favourite beauty subreddits right here!

I hope you have a beautiful day!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

The Skincare Tag

Hello there!

So I've been stuck at a standstill as to what to post first, and after scrolling endlessly through my fave blogs I've decided that you guys should get to know my skincare and beauty preferences.  I know that for me, the first thing I look for on a blog is how similar my needs are to the author, because what's the point of taking personal note on tips and tricks meant for skin that is dry and blemish-free when I know that they won't apply to me?

One of my long time fave bloggers, Annabel, posted this tag during a bout of writers block and then tagged all of her readers at the end, so here we go! 

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

First Post! :D

First thing's first... 

Welcome to my blog!

I've always wanted to be a part of the online beauty community and now that it's summer and I'm [mostly] out of school for the next couple months I figured that there's no better time than the present!

I plan on blogging about a few different things, focussing for the most part on beauty, but also including a few lifestyle bits and bobs, mostly because I think that there's no point in looking beautiful if you don't take care of yourself and feel beautiful too.  Since music and movies are a huge part of my life, I also plan on posting about those once a week or so.

Now, for a bit about me:

  • My name is Nailah
  • I'm seventeen (a high school senior, but I'm taking an extra semester in September)
  • I'm a dancer, singer and actress 
  • I'm of mixed ethnic background (Indian, Irish and Egyptian)

I'm really excited about this blog, so if you're interested follow my blog with Bloglovin for updates :)

See you guys soon,

Nailah xx